If we were having coffee, I’d have great news for you, and I likely wouldn’t let you get a word out before announcing it.
I’m going home for Thanksgiving a whole three days early. I originally arranged in September to fly home next Saturday morning (November 22), which would give me a whole 7 days at home before returning.
As it turns out, however, the entire speech pathology department is going to a conference next week, plus my Spanish professor will be out of town. With no class Thursday or Friday, I figured I’d call Delta to see if I could get home sooner than Saturday night.
I’ll now be in my own bed at home on Wednesday night. As in, less than a week from now.
Add that my best friend is unexpectedly coming home for Thanksgiving after planning not to, and I don’t know how I can contain my excitement to get on that plane Wednesday. It requires skipping my one remaining Wednesday class (the other two were canceled–thank you speech conference!) and some student organization obligations (sorry fellow board members), but I’m willing to make those sacrifices.
It’s always nice to be home, but I especially need it right now. There was violence and tragedy in the family of girls who were my campers this summer, and I want to be there so I can have closure.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about how I did course registration for next semester this morning.
Registration is always supremely stressful, but this time wasn’t too bad. I’m officially enrolled in:
- Articulation and Phonological Development Disorders
- Child Language Disorders: Assessment and Intervention
- Aural Rehabilitation
- African American Popular Music: Blues to Hip Hop
The first three are obviously my speech classes, and the fourth is my general education Creative Arts requirement. I’m waiting to see if I can override the system to get into Latin American Literature despite not having the prerequisites.
Side note: The fact that I’ve had to fight my way into every single Spanish class I’ve taken here is baffling. The placement test I took before coming to college put me at the level of Spanish 335, yet I had to override into Spanish 321 and 333. Given that Spanish classes are often scheduled at the same times as my speech classes, my choices are limited, and Latin American Lit is one of the two concrete requirements to complete a Spanish minor.
Cross your fingers for me?
As usual, I’d ask you what’s going on with you, and what you want to discuss over coffee.